Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Laperriere most likely done for season with post-concussion syndrome

Bad news out of Flyers camp just over 24 hours before the season-opener in Pittsburgh...

According to several sources close to the team, forward Ian Laperriere is suffering from post-concussion syndrome so severe that the Flyers are considering whether or not to place him on injured reserve and deal with the cap hit, or move him to long-term injured reserve.

Apparently, according to the Delco Times, Laperriere's condition is serious enough to warrant talk of ending his career.

As you recall, Laperriere took a slapshot to the face from Devils defenseman Paul Martin in the opening round of last year's playoffs. He eventually returned to action for the run to the Cup Finals, but during training camp revealed that he hid the severity of his lingering symptoms from team training staff, in spite of passing baseline concussion tests.

The native of Quebec broke into the NHL in 1993 with the St. Louis Blues, and played for the Rangers, Kings and Avalanche before coming to Philadelphia at the start of last season.

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